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American University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Washington, DC

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$68,050
Tuition and Fees
$51,361
Room and Board
$14,980
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$909
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
facounselor@american.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Final deadline January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001434
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,237 (70.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
724 (58.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
713 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$38,820
Need-Based Gift
Received by 676 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,681
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 634 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,168
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 234 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
207 (11.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,899

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,458 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,411 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,346 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
544 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$35,880
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,046 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,427
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,058 (91.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,988
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 873 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
360 (4.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,939

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,885

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